Consider canoes. Start with an OC-2 and stick her in the middle (oc-3!). When she gets big enough then you go to two crafts. Either k-2 or oc-2 and k-1 or oc-1.
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.